There was a joining together of two important design strands during the first half of the 20th century, advances in material technology and the stripping away of most decoration. This can be seen in the furniture produced by Xavier Pauchard in France. He helped pioneer to use of galvanized steel. This led to a range of practical and reasonably priced items of furniture registered under the name of Tolix. These were produced using galvanized sheet steel. The furniture was designed in the prevailing Art Deco style which led the way towards Minimalism. The Tolix stool is a good example of this style. Therefore, a Tolix Stool in silver prices is available for delivery.
The original was produced in 1934. It is now featured in both the Pompidou center and MOMA as a design classic. This galvanized steel stool can be used either indoors or outdoors. It was also mass produced which meant everybody could buy it.
This Tolix Stool in silver prices is made from sheet steel with a lacquered finish. This is a light, strong and versatile stool, that will last. Also, a Tolix Stool in silver prices retains the original design. Please note that prices for Silver Tolix Stool are still affordable. It can be bought at a reasonable price and not at prices set at an auction house for a design classic.
This item of furniture shows the fusion of material technology and minimalist design. This was a collaborative product produced by Ludwig Miles van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. Mile van der Rohe came from the pioneering school of Design the Bauhaus in Germany. His use of the steel “I” beam revolutionized modern architect, and can be seen in modern buildings. He is associated with the design quote “less is more”, which sums up the Minimalist philosophy.
The Barcelona Chair was exhibited at the Barcelona Expo of 1927. The original curved metal legs were bolted together.
Lilly Reich was a specialist in fabrics. The original seating used ivory coloured pigskin.
Since the 1950s, welded stainless steel is now used for the legs. This produces an elegant and smooth profile. Also, with this Barcelona Chair, there is a choice of different leather options using soft Italian aniline leather. There are cushions sewn together from cowhide and decorated with “tufted” buttons.
However, these Leather Barcelona chair prices will not reflect the asking price at Sotheby’s, and are set at affordable levels.
Eames Office Chair
The husband and wife partnership of Charles and Ray Eames represents the next phase in Modernist design.
They brought forward further innovations and developments in material technologies in the United States after World War 2. They were specialists in using aluminum, molded plywoods, plastics, fiberglass, plastic resins and steel mesh.
From galvanized steel in the Tolix Chair, stainless steel in the Barcelona Chair and onto aluminum in the Eames Office Chair. There were many changes and adaptations throughout the development of this chair throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s. The chair on offer is the 1969 Thick pad Office Chair. This chair has a number of features, 360 degrees swivel adjustment, a tension adjustment for tilting backward and gas height adjustment. Again, you don’t have to be a managing director in order to afford these eames office chair prices. Check at http://www.metrofurniture.co.uk/tolix-stool-in-silver.html for more details.